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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Home Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Radcliffe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Radcliffe

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Radcliffe) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Radcliffe

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Radcliffe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Radcliffe property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Radcliffe property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Radcliffe Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Tudor property needs work. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Radcliffe residential property do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also experience both minor and serious issues. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Carrick Construction at 56 Fleet Cr, Rugby, CV21 4BG on 01788 551836.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Hopton Wood stone walls. What related issues must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Purchasers renovating homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Radcliffe, you can contact local suppliers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes a property valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To fully consider the property's value the surveyor will combine in depth understanding of the Radcliffe market as well as other factors about the property e.g. state of repair The valuer will also consider construction type and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Additional local area conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Radcliffe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Radcliffe property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Radcliffe property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Radcliffe Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Tudor property needs work. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Radcliffe residential property do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also experience both minor and serious issues. For instance, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Carrick Construction at 56 Fleet Cr, Rugby, CV21 4BG on 01788 551836.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.



Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Hopton Wood stone walls. What related issues must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts. Purchasers renovating homes should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Radcliffe, you can contact local suppliers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes a property valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To fully consider the property's value the surveyor will combine in depth understanding of the Radcliffe market as well as other factors about the property e.g. state of repair The valuer will also consider construction type and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Additional local area conjectures, such as use of communal grounds or the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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